Red reflex

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The red reflex refers to the reddish-orange reflection from the eye's retina that is observed when using an ophthalmoscope or retinoscope.

Many eye problems may be detected by this test:

Newborns are regularly screened for retinoblastomas with an ophthalmoscope.

According to Bates Guide to Physical Exams, retinal detachment and vitreous would cause the patient to not have a red reflex.

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